Stefania Lugli is a watchdog and community reporter for The Wichita Beacon, a nonprofit online news outlet in Wichita, Kansas. She covers Wichita communities that have been forgotten by the local media. This multimedia reporter has worked as a metro correspondent for The Boston Globe, and earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Emerson College in 2020. Born into a Venezuelan family, Lugli grew up in Cape Coral, Florida, is fluent in Spanish and is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. She interned with The GroundTruth Project and with the GBH News Center for Investigative Reporting in Boston. In 2019 she won a scholarship to participate in the Knight Foundation’s NAHJ Student Project. Lugli enjoys being a plant mama and is waiting for the day she can swim with the manatees.